I find Kingdown School to be a school that cares for the whole child. Whilst supporting young people to achieve the best they can academically, there is also an ethos of ensuring their mental wellbeing is also a high priority; the two go hand in hand together.


A positive reward system; in which parent's are fully involved with, help to encourage high standards of behaviour and swift action is taken to address any issues of concern. Staff work hard to get to know their pupils; understanding that relationships are key to get the best out of every child; whatever the pupil's  skills, interests or levels of attainment.

Sallie Boyd – Kingdown Parent Governor

As a parent of two students within Acorn Education Trust Schools, I have experienced nothing but professionalism and commitment from the staff, in all areas. On the one occasion I had a concern I was surprised and impressed by the promptness of the reply and the speed in which it was successfully resolved.


Teachers have encouraged and supported my children to have confidence within their school environment and they have promoted participation in extra-curricular activities to ensure a more rounded and balanced education.  More in tune with the expectations of higher education settings and employers.


Both my children are thriving within this environment,  recognising and enhancing their potential. Both are considering varied and different paths for their future careers, enthused by the variety of options that have been showed to be available to them.


I have no hesitation in recommending Acorn Education Trust as a Trust whose ethos is to progress and develop opportunities for all their students. 

Suzanne McGee – Parent Governor

I find all Acorn Education Trust staff to be open and approachable in their drive to build an aspirational pupil centred executive and non-executive network, which will benefit the whole of the communities they serve.


I particularly value the communication and support from across the Trust. This is provided via termly tailored updates from the CEO and meetings with fellow Chairs. These serve to appraise us of developments, allow us to share good practice and any discuss any generic concerns.

Susan Whitehead-Whiting, Academy Council Chair, The Avenue Primary School and Children’s Centre